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Message getting stuck in deffered delivery

trspink asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Our message in microsoft exchange 2003 are getting stuck in deffered delivery?
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What is the error message ?


not really a error message, when i go to my queues i have a number of messages in the "messages queued for deffered delivery section" and we are trying to figure out why they are there and how to get them out of there sent out with out deleting them

Try restarting the SMTP virtual server and see if that will flush the queue.


will that delete those  messages, and not let them get to there reciepients?

usually not .. since all these queue are just files located in a special directory.

By restarting the server (or services) usually restart the queue and force it to look inside the folder and pickup whatever is there .... however ..  there is always a chance that they wipe everything out .... it is a chance worth taking though IMO ....
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